Though not new stuff, but rather rehashed, reminded with further details added is the new jurong lakeside improvements, making it the business hub of the west (similar to what has been created in Tampines). Calling it the “Remaking Our Heartland” programme, though I find the naming of the “programme” a trifling corny, but I do not in anyway doubt the importance of such an endeavour.
For Jurong has been the industrial area, which beats to help bring Singapore strong and economically powerful in the late 70s and all the way till the mid 1990s, though now, it still boasts of many manufacturing companies located there, but they no longer boast of large production facilities hiring throngs of hardworking industrious individuals, but the brain rather than brawn now holds the fort in our “wild west” (which aint that wild now).
The “modernization” of our western shore will soon be the largest commercial hub outside the Central Business District. It will be home to the Jurong General Hospital and Community Hospital, a mall with an Olympic-sized ice-skating rink, and office facilities. The existing heartland neighbourhoods in Jurong are also set for a thorough facelift: a 24km network of pedestrian and cycling tracks linking up the region will be completed in five years.
Two new iconic Housing Board estates in the mould of Pinnacle@Duxton will also spring up alongside Bukit Batok Avenue 1, providing some 1,200 homes for new families or upgraders.
So current properties in this district would soon see a price appreciation due to value creation by our government.